About the Book

Globalization and its relation to poverty reduction and development are not well understood. This book explores the ways in which globalization can overcome poverty or make it worse. The book defines the big historical trends, identifies the main globalization processes – trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas – and examines how each can contribute to economic development. By considering what helps and what does not, the book presents policy recommendations to make globalization more effective as a vehicle for shared growth and poverty reduction. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and anyone concerned with the effects of globalization on international development.

  • Comprehensive and accessible, it covers all the dimensions of globalization
  • Combines the authors’ real world policy experience with the latest academic research
  • Identifies specific policy proposals to better ensure that globalization supports development
  • Includes up-to-date data and new illustrations

New to this edition

  • The data research literature have been updated to cover 2005 to 2010
  • All new illustrations

 Readership: Academics, researchers, and students of economics, politics, and international relations. Those interested in the effects of globalization on economic development, poverty, aid, migration, trade, and finance.